Trung Canidate
No. 24, 30
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1977-03-03) March 3, 1977 (age 44)
Phoenix, Arizona
Career information
High school:Phoenix (AZ) Central
College:Arizona
NFL Draft:2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 31
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-Pac-10 (1998, 1999)
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:1,095
Average:4.6
Touchdowns:7
Player stats at NFL.com

Trung Jered Canidate (born March 3, 1977) is a former American football running back in the NFL. Drafted out of Arizona, Canidate was selected with the 31st overall pick of the 2000 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams.

Professional career

Pre-draft

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Bench press
5 ft 10+58 in
(1.79 m)
193 lb
(88 kg)
4.41 s 1.51 s 2.52 s 18 reps
All from NFL Combine.[1]

The St. Louis Rams timed Canidate at 4.25 seconds in the 40-yard dash, more than .15 faster than his combine time. At the combine, Canidate did not complete his workout due to an ankle sprain.

St. Louis Rams

With the presence on the Rams' roster of Marshall Faulk, 1999 NFL Offensive MVP, there was much confusion with the selection of Canidate and most fans thought it was wasted.[citation needed] He started only three games in his three seasons with St. Louis; he was drafted for his quickness and speed, but he was undersized and perceived as fumble-prone. He fumbled on 1.6% of his touches in his career,[2] compared to a league average rate of 1.37% of touches).[3]

Washington Redskins

After the 2002 season, St. Louis traded Canidate to the Washington Redskins for David Loverne and a fourth round draft choice. There, he won the starting spot and started ten games, gaining 600 rushing yards and one touchdown. The next season, the Redskins traded Champ Bailey for all-star running back Clinton Portis, and Canidate was released in June 2004.

NFL statistics

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2000 STL 3 0 3 6 2.0 3 0 1 4 4.0 4 0 0 0
2001 STL 16 2 78 441 5.7 45 6 17 154 9.1 29 0 3 1
2002 STL 16 1 17 48 2.8 22 0 4 31 7.8 13 0 1 1
2003 WAS 11 10 142 600 4.2 38 1 10 71 7.1 25 1 1 0
Total 46 13 240 1,095 4.6 45 7 32 260 8.1 29 1 5 2

References

  1. ^ "Trung Canidate, Pro Scout Draft.com". Nfldraftscout.com. 2006-09-21. Retrieved 2012-10-30.
  2. ^ NFL.com, including receptions and kick returns. Accessed 9/12/08.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference, using the data from 2000-2003. Accessed 9/12/08.
Preceded byStephen Davis Washington Redskins' Starting Running Back 2003 Succeeded byClinton Portis